Zip 40050 (New Castle, KY) 

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Climate in Zip 40050 (New Castle, KY)

New Castle (zip 40050), Kentucky gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

New Castle (zip 40050) averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 194 sunny days per year in New Castle (zip 40050). The US average is 205 sunny days.

New Castle (zip 40050) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 40050 zip code is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Kentucky.

8.1 / 5.4

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the 40050 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  New Castle, KentuckyUnited States
  48.3 in.38.1 in.
  11.7 in.27.8 in.
  125.2 days106.2 days
  194 days205 days
  87.6°85.8°
  21.6°21.7°
  7.27
  44.3
  842 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for the 40050 zip code with an average high temperature of 87.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kentucky. In the 40050 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 40050 zip code are May, September and June.


In the 40050 zip code, there are 28.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Kentucky.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 40050 zip code with an average of 21.6°. This is one of the coldest places in Kentucky.


In the 40050 zip code, there are 110.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In the 40050 zip code, there are 2.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Kentucky.


The humidity is usually acceptable in the 40050 zip code but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in the 40050 zip code.


May is the wettest month in the 40050 zip code with 5.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.3 inches in the 40050 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Kentucky.


December is the rainiest month in the 40050 zip code with 12.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 125.2 rainy days annually in the 40050 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Kentucky. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 11.7 inches in the 40050 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Kentucky. February is the snowiest month in the 40050 zip code with 4.0 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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